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This weekend Wakefield's Fernandes Brewery Tap & Bier Keller manages to steer clear of any tedious, cliched, football-themed bunk by keeping it's festival admirably parochial.

Twenty-two beers, all produced in-house, feature at the double-decker venue over the next three days, where five real ciders, an open brew day (Saturday) and live music complete the line-up.

Last night a ticketed preview event allowed guests to sample four brand new beers in the Keller, where brewer Steve Hutchinson assisted by manager and part-time ale architect Janie Hartley, hosted a tutored tasting session.

Janie's Addiction, a sweet and moreish 4.3% fruit-bomb of an ale with added Chinook goodness was the standout in this restricted sampling, but a more thorough examination will occur this afternoon when the following come under scrutiny:

Black Beer
Ginger Ninja 4.1%, 10 Degrees 6.0%, Black Voodoo 5.1%, Irish Stout 4.2%
Brown/Red Beer
Trinity Ale 4.5%, Dustcutter 4.1%, Janie's Addiction 4.3%
Two Islands IPA 4.8%, Session IPA 3.8%, Sunshine IPA 5.5%
Blonde/Golden Beer
Folklore 3.8%, Bramling Stoker 3.8%, Octohop 4.0%, Chinook 4.0%, Goodnight Vienna 4.0%, Whack-a-Mole 4.1%, American Pale 4.2%, Centaur 4.5%, Cascade Torrent 4.6%, Hotwired 5.2%
Speciality Beer
Wheat & Juniper 4.2%, Tropical Breeze 3.8%

Fernandes is open from noon Friday - Sunday.